A co-working space in Ha Noi. The proliferation of co-working space in the country has been viewed as helpful to the fast-growing start-up scene. — VNS Photo Bao Hoa Banking on solid economic growth, a young population and strong internet coverage, Viet Nam has been making efforts to become a start-up nation. The country has set its sights on having one million active businesses by 2020, and at the core of this community will be 5,000 innovative start-ups at the forefront of technology, ushering the country’s labour-intensive growth into the new age of digitisation and out of the middle-income trap. The Government started getting serious about the issue in 2016 – marking the year as the national start-up year and putting in place the Prime Minister’s ‘National Programme for Supporting an Innovative Startup Ecosystem through 2025’, or Project 844. According to FPT Insight, a start-up ecosystem involves several stakeholders, including the Government, … [Read more...] about VN’s start-ups have ambitious plans, but is red tape holding back development?
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The Hanoitimes - Hanoi still needs to quickly build a comprehensive architecture for a smart city, so that the city has a synchronous system of data collection, analysis and management. Smart urban development is Hanoi’s indispensable trend and the city has many advantages to move forward in this field. Participants visited some of the applications in smart urban management. Photo: Cong Hung Firstly, Hanoi is the economic, political and cultural center of the country. Therefore, the Vietnamese government has paid great and timely attention to the capital city. Secondly, Hanoi has economic potential, human resources, technical conditions for smart urban development. Thirdly, Hanoi has strategically visionary leaders who are determined to develop a smart capital city. This is also appreciated by experts. In fact, Hanoi has begun to put some elements of smart city into practice. For example, the iParking mobile search facility, the Timbuyt app for searching and … [Read more...] about Hanoi owns advantages to join smart urban development trend
Mr. Paul Huynh, HR Director, KPMG Vietnam With the dynamic changes that are constantly happening, it’s important that HR teams are future-ready by proactively looking at the entire employee and people experience. Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are impacting every facet of the business, so looking at enhancements to the way you recruit, develop and motivate talent to stay with the company should be done with a digital lens. Data and analytics will continue to play a key role, so a HR teams’ ability to use and manipulate critical data will ensure it adds real strategic value to the organization and its leaders. It’s very important to fully understand the benefits that technology can bring to a company’s overall performance and employee productivity. Senior HR therefore need to select the systems most suitable to their organization and equip employees with comprehensive knowledge on using these technologies, via training or demonstration. … [Read more...] about Industry 4.0 to bring cultural change
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (ALEX BRANDON/POOL/AFP) Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg accepted personal responsibility on Tuesday (Apr 10) for the leak of data on tens of millions of its users, while warning of an "arms race" against Russian disinformation during a high stakes face-to-face with US lawmakers. In his first formal congressional appearance, the Facebook founder and chief executive sought to quell the storm over privacy and security lapses at the social media giant that have angered lawmakers and the network's two billion users. Under mounting pressure over the hijacking of its user data by a British political consultant, Zuckerberg reiterated his apology for the historic breach, before being grilled over how Facebook collects and protects people's personal information. "It was my … [Read more...] about Zuckerberg says Facebook in ‘arms race’ with Russia
Viet Nam News WASHINGTON — Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg accepted personal responsibility on Tuesday for the leak of data on tens of millions of its users, while warning of an “arms race” against Russian disinformation during a high-stakes hearing with US lawmakers. In his first formal congressional appearance, the Facebook founder and chief executive answered questions for nearly five hours as he sought to quell the storm over privacy and security lapses at the social media giant that have angered lawmakers and the network’s two billion users. Under mounting pressure over the hijacking of its user data by a British political consultant, Zuckerberg reiterated his apology for the historic breach, before being grilled over how Facebook collects and protects people’s personal information. “It was my mistake, and I’m sorry,” Zuckerberg said about the improper sharing of 87 million people’s information by Cambridge Analytica, a firm … [Read more...] about Contrite Zuckerberg says Facebook in ’arms race’ with Russia